"The Intensive Management Programme (former mini MBA) in Católica Porto Business School was an option made into seeking to increase skills in the management area.
This course, either by returning to the academic context, taught curriculum content and the excellence of teachers (!),the experiences shared by all participants coming from various fields of activity, caused cleavages that will be definite. I will miss it (from the reception, academic services, teachers and peers, to the premises).
I am now "richer" and more prepared. I thank this enrichment to all those who participated in this process.
Being back to school several years after leaving was exhilarating. Studying, preparing presentations and group work was motivating.
Could I have done this course at any other school? Of course I could. But it would be the same! "
João Fazendeiro Matos
Director of National Nursing
Fresenius Medical Care | NephroCare Portugal S.A.
“In 2012, after several years as a doctor in charge of the intervention endoscopy, I was appointed director of the Gastroenterology Service. Moving from a highly technical profile function into a function with large management component, was the reason why I decided to look for a training programme in this area.
My choice for the Intensive Management Programme (former mini-MBA) resulted from my desire to perform an initial training in management, intentionally general in scope, a course of the areas / core disciplines of any company.
The balance of this my first adventure outside medicine, was extremely rewarding, and indeed exceeded my expectations. The quality of the programme and its teachers is high and the current organisation is excellent.
The notions that I acquired during this course, were very helpful, allowing me to structure my thoughts as a manager; the very pragmatic nature of this formation, resulted in the implementation of various improvements in my service, based on learned notions and cases during the mini-MBA.”
Luís Lopes, MD PhD
Director of the Gastroenterology Service of the Alto Minho Local Health Unit - Viana do Castelo